“At our house, we love games. That’s why we decided to host a no-limit
hold’em poker tournament to benefit Girls Supporting Girls. We invited
eight of our poker-playing friends and kept it casual, serving pizza,
salad and lots of poker snacks!
The agreement was that half of every player’s ante would go to our cause. My husband, Anthony Qaiyum ran the tournament. At the last minute, our guests agreed that for the
first hour, anyone who went out of the game could buy back in,
enabling us to exceed the $500 goal we had set for a GSG donation.
The game went on past midnight, and we had some very exciting moments. The
1st and 2nd place winners, Robert Taylor and David Brown surprised
everyone by deciding to donate their prizes back to Girls Supporting
Girls. How generous! At the end of the evening, we raised more than $1,300.
What a night!”